Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Douglas MacArthur on
Takeshima / Dokdo

The islands in the Sea of Japan called Takeshima in Japan and Dokdo in South Korea are occupied by South Korea and claimed by both nations.

Below is a telegram from American diplomat Douglas MacArthur (nephew of General Douglas MacArthur, his namesake) in reference to those islands.  On page three states the islands belong to Japan.

The below telegram was authenticated by the National Archives in the USA.


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's one document related to US policy regarding Takeshima/Dokdo.

Remember America alone did not have the right to unilaterally make decisions regarding the disposition of former "Japanese" territories.

Only all of the signatory nations of the Japan Peace Treaty could make these decisions.

Read the issue more thoroughly here Tony!